Purcell was released from his professional tryout agreement with Boston on Monday.
Though the University of Maine product struggled mightily last season -- suiting up in just 12 games and recording two assists for Los Angeles -- he's proven to be a talented scorer in the past, including a 24-goal, 65-point 2011-12 campaign. Purcell had a strong camp with Boston but couldn't beat out enough of the Bruins' young wingers to win a roster spot. At the very least, Purcell will likely spend 2017-18 in the AHL or overseas.
Purcell will attend Boston's training camp on a professional tryout agreement, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
Purcell was a non-factor in limited action with the Kings last season, notching two assists in 12 games. The 32-year-old winger is nothing more than an organizational depth option for NHL clubs at this point in his career, so even if he's able to score a one-year deal with the Bruins in camp, he won't be relevant in fantasy circles in 2017-18.
Purcell cleared waivers and has been assigned to AHL Ontario, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Apparently no other team in the league was in need of Purcell's services and so he will remain with the Kings' organization for now. The 31-year-old winger hasn't found his niche in Los Angeles just yet and likely won't get the chance until at least one of his teammates gets injured.
The Kings waived Purcell on Saturday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Purcell has been a healthy scratch for the Kings' last four games, so this move doesn't come as much of a surprise. It remains to be seen whether the veteran winger will be willing to report to AHL Ontario if he isn't claimed by another NHL club off waivers.
Purcell registered his first point of the season -- an assist -- during Friday's loss to Ottawa.
Purcell has been limited to just seven games this season after missing time with an illness, so his point drought wasn't that long. However, the Kings are far from an offensive juggernaut (2.4 goals per game), and Purcell is likely past his prime. He's best left to deep leagues and viewed as a contrarian flier most nights in daily contests.
Purcell (illness) is in Thursday's lineup against Pittsburgh, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
After missing eight games, it's tough to imagine Purcell being back to top form against Pittsburgh. However, he will be on the second line of a banged up Kings team, so he will certainly have plenty of chances to make some plays in his return.
Purcell (illness), who missed his sixth straight game Sunday, remains day-to-day, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Kings have been banged up to start the season and Purcell hasn't been able to get back into the lineup outside of the first two games of the season. It's hard to imagine he'll step back into a fantasy-relevant position immediately but he could work his way into a top-six role given the Kings' injury situation.
Purcell signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Purcell was a member of the Oilers for most of the 2015-16 campaign, tallying 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) over 61 games, before he was dealt to Florida in February, where he added 11 points (three goals, eight assists) over 15 games with the Panthers. The Kings are relatively thin at forward, so Purcell may get an opportunity to compete for a top-six role with his new club in 2016-17.
Purcell wants to return to the Panthers next season, George Richards of The Miami Herald reports.
With free agency upon him, Purcell is looking to lock in a spot with the Panthers in the upcoming 2016-17 season. The 30-year-old right winger was traded from the Oilers for a third-round pick in late February of 2016. He tallied 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) this season.
Purcell scored a goal and added an assist in 12:54 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Purcell put home the opening goal of the game on a perfectly executed three-on-two where he put home a pass from Jiri Hudler. The 30-year-old finishes the season with 14 goals and 29 assists. He'll be an important piece for the Panthers as they will look to make a deep playoff run.
Purcell handed out a pair of power-play assists in 12:34 of ice time, contributing to Tuesday's 4-1 win over Montreal.
Florida continues to treat Purcell well -- he now has nine points in 13 games with the Panthers, including three helpers in the last two games despite the fact that he didn't put a shot on goal in either. He's still skating third-line minutes, but Purcell's seeing enough power-play time to be an interesting low-cost play in daily formats in Florida's two remaining regular-season games -- not to mention the postseason to come.
Purcell scored his first goal since coming over to the Panthers into an empty net Thursday against the Leafs.
Well, it's not exciting, but Purcell does have three points in four games with Florida. He's on a third line with some scoring punch alongside Nick Bjugstad and fellow trade-deadline pickup Jiri Hudler, and that group could provide some under-the-radar fantasy value down the stretch.
Purcell (groin) has been ruled out for Monday's game, but will rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
While it's a bit unclear where the Panthers intend to slot the veteran back into the lines, his return will certainly provide some extra depth to the team's bottom six. Purcell may see a slight decline in ice time with the move to a stronger forward group in Florida, but his presence on the team's power play keeps him a viable fantasy option in deeper season-long leagues and daily fantasy formats.
Purcell (groin) will travel with the team to New York as they begin a three-game road trip George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
While this news is certainly encouraging for Purcell, it doesn't necessarily mean that he'll be ready for Monday's game against the Isles. Purcell has played in just two games since being acquired from Edmonton on Feb. 27, so it's somewhat of an uncertainty to where Purcell will fit into the Panthers' lineup when he does return.
Purcell (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday against Philadelphia.
Purcell has been in and out of the lineup since the start of 2016, including the Panthers' last two games due to injury. However, when he has been able to play, the 30-year-old has contributed at a high level, as he's garnered eight points in 13 contests while logging 17:34 of ice time. Despite switching teams, the winger's fantasy value is still strengthened by seeing over three minutes of game action with the man advantage per night.
Purcell (groin) won't play Thursday against the Senators, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Purcell is still listed as day-to-day with his groin ailment, meaning he could return to action as soon as Saturday against the Flyers. The Panthers have gotten healthier up front recently, so Purcell may slot into a bottom-six role upon his return to action. The Panthers should provide an update on the 30-year-old winger's status ahead of puck drop Saturday evening.
Purcell will miss out of Monday's game against the Bruins due to a groin injury, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Fialkov also indicates that Purcell's injury is considered minor in nature, so it sounds as though his absence should be brief. Jonathan Huberdeau will return Monday, likely taking Purcell's spot. The veteran has seen nearly 16 minutes of ice time in his first two games with his new club, tallying an assist in one of the contests, but it's quite possible he'll be facing a slight reduction when he rejoins the lineup. The next chance for Purcell to play now comes Thursday against the Senators, so expect an update at some point before then.
Purcell will be in the lineup Saturday night against the Coyotes, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports. Evidently, the winger has taken care of the visa issue that prevented him from playing against the Avalanche on Thursday.
Purcell notched a secondary assist on the power play in his Panthers debut last Tuesday. The former Oiler is accustomed to working on the man advantage. He logged 2:36 of power-play ice time in his first game with the Cats and that's consistent with his output with Edmonton before getting dealt one week ago.
Purcell will not play in Thursday's game against the Avalanche due to visa issues, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Purcell's visa issues are still costing him games, and it appears the earliest he can now rejoin the team is Saturday. Expect another update when the issue is resolved, but he slotted into the third line with the Panthers in his first game with the club, so his fantasy upside with his new club could be limited.
Purcell will make his debut with the Panthers on Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Purcell should provide the Panthers with some added fir power offensively as they attempt to make a run into the postseason. It sounds as though visa issues that that can be a problem for Canadian players moving to the United States won't for him, as he's expected to continue on with the team to Denver for their next game. Although he hasn't been officially placed among the lines, it seems likely he'll serve in a top-six role.